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Thoughts on family

I had such a strange childhood, with just me and my mom, and a strained relationship at that. Right now, I'm watching the latest 'Trading Spaces' where a mother-in-law doesn't get along with her son's wife. With all of the jokes you hear about mother-in-laws, I know that I am so blessed to have such wonderful in-laws. My mother-in-law and I get along better than I get along with my own mother, and having grown up with only me and my mom as family, I am blessed with a sister-in-law, brother-in-law and LOTS of other relatives. Even a father-in-law. Having lost my own dad at age 5, having a father figure tears my heart apart. I know Scott and his father have a somewhat strained early relationship, but things have changed and just to HAVE all of this family is such a blessing.

Damn, I must be drunk for a TV show to move me so much when it's about a strained family relationship, and I am so blessed to have married into such a great group of people.

On a related note, my friends are my family, and I haven't heard from a few of them in a while, so I'll have to take some time out tomorrow to see what is going on in their lives.

I also can't wait to work out a new visit time with my GS and *sniff sniff* my GodSon.

Want to know what is weird? You hear the phrase 'Always a Bridesmaid, never a bride'? I had it backwards - I've been a bride, but never a bridesmaid. The one time that I would have been in a wedding, it was for my good MALE friend and his wife-to-be wouldn't hear of a female groomsman. I've never BEEN a bridesmaid.

Maybe it's my lack of family growing up and the distance between me and my good friends, but the fact that I have been thought of as an influence for a child other than my own, for the rest of his life, makes me want to cry.

Ok, time to stop drinking and clear my head.

Or to continue drinking but stop making sappy posts *laugh*


Mar. 2nd, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
i don't speak to my own mother, at all. i haven't in years. my choice, entirely.
my mother-in-law, however, is someone i talk to often. she calls me about as often as she calls the hubby, and we just chat about whatever - and she sends the boys birthday and christmas gifts, which is nice of her. she's even come all the way out from arizona and met both of the boys.

i used to make the same joke, only mine was "never a bridesmaid, never a bride!" i finally got to be a bridesmaid at age 31, and then a bride at 35.